Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court Justice, has finally caved to the Democratic Party’s leftist pressure and announced his retirement. President Biden now has the power to select a replacement and has already committed to naming a Black woman. Unfortunately, the country has a way to fulfill his promise and get rid of some baggage.
During his 2020 election campaign, Biden allegedly traded a promise to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court for influential Congressman Jim Clyburn’s (D-SC) support. He also picked Kamala Harris – an experienced Black female lawyer – as his running mate. It is clear that Harris is a political liability and Biden must fill a Supreme Court vacancy. He could reorganize one of his problems in order to solve the other.
Imagine this scenario: After a long and bitter Senate confirmation process to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court, Vice President Kamala Harris ends up casting the tie-breaking 51st vote for President Joe Biden’s nominee: herself. https://t.co/AjSG4mdhDj— Newsmax (@newsmax) January 27, 2022
Harris is qualified to serve on the Supreme Court. The big challenge would be getting her nominated by the Senate. While it is likely that all 50 Democratic Senators will vote for Harris, it’s almost certain that all 50 Republicans will vote against her nomination. This would result in a tied Senate. Kamala Harris, the vice president, will cast the decisive vote in a tie Senate.
Although it sounds absurd, constitutional experts believe Harris could vote for her own nomination to Supreme Court. It would be legal, even though it sounds crazy. Is this possible? It’s hard to predict, but Harris is failing as VP and a Supreme Court nomination would allow her to gracefully escape.